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Set in 1927 and 1977, the film centers on Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (Millie Simmonds), two deaf children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

Directed by Todd Haynes
Starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams
Release Date - October 20, 2017


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Re: Wonderstruck
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 09:59:31 AM »
Why is Todd Haynes so good?

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Re: Wonderstruck
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 05:22:31 AM »
Yeah really. That clip tickles me.

It's quietly cosmic in the way it juxtaposes the time periods, 70s/ancient history, 20s/ancient history, 20s/70s.

We get a sense of the things that pass away: Fashions, technology (b/w vs color), species.

And we get a sense of something constant: human curiosity and play, the museum itself (a safeguard against entropy, the passing-away of things, collective forgetfulness).
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